Ponte de Sor

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Ponte de Sor
Municipality
Flag of Ponte de Sor
Flag
Coat of arms of Ponte de Sor
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 39°15′N 8°01′W / 39.250°N 8.017°W / 39.250; -8.017Coordinates: 39°15′N 8°01′W / 39.250°N 8.017°W / 39.250; -8.017
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo
Subregion Alto Alentejo
Intermunic. comm. Alto Alentejo
District Portalegre
Parishes 5
Government
 • President Hugo Hilário (PS)
Area
 • Total 839.71 km2 (324.21 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 16,722
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-pontedesor.pt

Ponte de Sor (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõt(ɨ) ðɨ ˈsoɾ]) is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 16,722,[1] in an area of 839.71 km².[2]

The present Mayor is Hugo Hilário, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the municipality is based in agriculture, services and light industries ranging from food to light aerospace industry through a facility of France-based company Dyn'Aéro. However, the main industry is the cork industry, being Ponte de Sor one of the main producing areas of raw cork and transformed cork world wide.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

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